Puyallup Mercedes-Benz Service and Repair
Did you know that the very first gas-powered automobile was made by a man named Karl Benz, known as the Benz Patent Motorwagen, in 1886? The Mercedes mark was first marketed in 1901, however the brand name didn't come until 1926 with the merging of two companies – that of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. Today, you can buy more than two dozen different Mercedes models, all ranging in style and preference from compact to sedan to sport. Whether you’ve opted for the sleek CLS-Class or the toned-down E-Class, Mercedes are known as one of the highest quality cars. At Kassel Motorsports we provide Mercedes service every day to keep these luxury vehicles driving at their top performance.
Regardless of how old your Mercedes is you should always remain current with maintenance to keep the life of your vehicle at its maximum longevity. There are usually time frame differences based on the model and year of vehicle. Your car should indicate to you when it's time for service with a light indicator, but you want to have a general idea of what to expect in order to avoid pushing your vehicle's limits and possibly causing a bigger issue to arise.
For Mercedes-Benz vehicles we recommend three types of service. First is the oil change. Second is Inspection I, then Inspection II. Over the course of your Mercedes's life, your Mercedes service schedule should look something like this: oil change, Inspection I, oil change, Inspection II, oil change, repeat. You'll want to read your owner's manual and take note of mileage, and service lights when you should take in your Mercedes for servicing.
During the oil change we’ll check on a couple other things too. Obviously changing the oil and oil filter are priority, but we’ll also look at your brake pads & rotors, clean the brake contact points, and check the parking brake. During Inspection I, larger systems are inspected such as transmission fluids, struts and shocks, fuel tank and fuel lines, and the exhaust system. Inspection II includes the air filter, serpentine belt, oxygen sensor, and spark plugs. It might seem like a lot to do, but keep in mind that each inspection is in-between oil changes and that Inspection I and II alternate. This Mercedes service schedule is designed to spread out costs and keep the whole vehicle in good shape.
A common issue with Mercedes, as well as other vehicles, is with the electrical system. The electrical system includes the battery and the alternator. The battery itself is sometimes the problem, but most often the problem lies with the alternator, which produces the electricity that is stored in the battery. If the alternator is not working properly the battery won’t be recharged and will run out of power quickly.
Keeping up a regular maintenance schedule will ensure your Mercedes Benz is a luxury that lasts. If you have any questions about Puyallup Mercedes service, contact us! European and German cars are our specialty and we take great pride in our work!